Thrust sheet, French Alps

Thrust sheet, French Alps

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Credit: BOB GIBBONS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Thrust sheet. View of a thrust sheet (nappe), where large areas of rock have been moved horizontally by alpine uplift. Here Triassic dolomite rock can be seen overlying newer Cretaceous limestone. Photographed in Col du Galibier, French Alps.

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